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COVID testing now irrelevant for travellers, “irrespective of vaccination status”.

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The federal government says COVID testing is no longer required for travellers, “irrespective of vaccination status”.

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), states in a letter dated December 12, 2022, and addressed to airline operators.

It says “COVID-19 Travel Testing: Pre-departure and Post-arrival COVID-19 PCR tests are no longer required for all passengers irrespective of vaccination status. PCR tests required for all passengers who are partially/not fully vaccinated have been suspended,” the letter. The letter was signed by Musa Nuhu, NCAA director-general

It also clarifies that “wearing of face mask inside airport terminal buildings and on board aircraft … is discretionary but recommended,”

“Persons aged 60 years and above, immunocompromised (e.g. due to organ transplant, cancer, etc), those with co-morbidities (e.g. heart disease, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, etc), are advised to use face masks, wash their hands with water and soap, use hand alcohol-based sanitizers, and avoid large gatherings.

“Disinfection of bags at the entrance of terminal buildings is no longer required.

“Airlines are therefore required to resume serving catering (meals and drinks) on board aircraft.

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